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Joseph Mccarthy

I Embrace Democratic Socialism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No country in the world today stands as a fully Socialist state, but rather, some of the most successful economies combine elements of Capitalism with Socialism to create greater degrees of equity and lesser disparities between the rich, the poor, and those on the continuum in between.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Donald Trump Unleashes the Dogs of War

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For Donald Trump, this is not going to end well. What began as a lark has turned into an albatross, and he now carries around his neck the ultimate bu...

Muslim Congressman Calls Trump's Bigotry Out Of Style, Like 'Very Negative Bell-Bottoms'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump faced a wave of criticism on Capitol Hill Tuesday over his call to bar all Muslims from entering the United States. Rep. K...

At Long Last, Have You No Decency, Mr. Trump?' Rubio, Cruz And Jeb Aren't Brave Enough To Ask

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

Donald Trump now shouts about Mexican rapists coming across our Southern border, tweets absolutely false numbers about blacks murdering whites--numbers generated by a neo-Nazi website for crying out loud--and expresses approval when his white supporters assault a Black Lives Matter protester at one of his rallies. Sounds a hell of a lot like 1954 to me.

Speak Out if You Agree With Hillary Clinton "We Are Better Than That"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

"Americans will hopefully also speak out if they agree with me the words 'we are better than that' apply to the hateful words and policies Republican candidates for president and other current Republican office holders are spewing.

Donald Trump Is The New Joseph McCarthy, Blogger Says

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.21.2015 | Entertainment

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Battle Hymn of the Blowhards

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

As many Americans sang "La Marseillaise" and expressed solidarity with the French after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, Republicans rushed to seize political advantage.

Congress Is Exempt From The Freedom Of Information Act, And It Shouldn't Be

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Dear Ms. Coe,” an archivist at Marquette University, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s alma mater, wrote in an email, “I regret to inform yo...

Julia Child's Birthday

ADST | Posted 08.15.2015 | World
ADST

Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday on August 15, 2012, was a pioneer in bringing French cuisine to Americans at a time when most people were content with white bread and TV dinners.

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.

I'm Not a Potted Plant; Or Am I?

Joel Cohen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Joel Cohen

On July 9, 1987, the defense attorney Brendan Sullivan became an icon, stridently refusing to stand mute as his client Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North...

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

Tea Party Leaders Follow Joe McCarthy In Taking On U.S. Military

John A. Tures | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the biggest showdown between state authorities and the U.S. military since the Civil Rights Era, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to shadow a U.S. military exercise in the Southwest.

Prosecution or Persecution

Andy Manatos | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Andy Manatos

For those who work with the Congress, smelling the occasional crooks among the hard working public servants is not difficult. And, too frequently, we see the innocent attacked.

Open Letter to Giuliani on Characterizations of Obama

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rudy, let's break down your statement. When you say that "I do not believe that the president loves America," what indication do you have or what criteria are you using? I really want to know.

Do Wars Really Defend America's Freedom?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America's wars have defended America's freedom. But the historical record doesn't bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.

Hillary Clinton's Vision for America a Sharp Contrast to Tea Party Congress

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

As recriminations continue over whose fault it is that Democrats lost the Senate, one potential positive is Hillary Rodham Clinton will be able to run full-out against the ultra-conservative Congress.

Rebecca Klein

These Biased Ideas Are Presented As Fact In Texas Curriculum Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

The Texas School Board of Education is under renewed scrutiny as kids gear up to go back to classrooms that will use flawed textbooks. Starting thi...

Republican Right Embraces Its Long, Hypocritical Tradition of Pandering to Fear

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Republicans have made questions of how safe we are -- from disease, terrorism or something unspoken and perhaps more ominous -- central in their attacks against Democrats. But this is nothing new.

Rove, Benghazi Lift Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The GOP brand has become a foul-tasting stew of wars against women, insults against seniors, alienation of Hispanics, dog-whistle undertones of racism against blacks, abusive congressional hearings and internecine warfare of Republican against Republican. Thank you, Karl Rove.

60 Years Ago, Edward R. Murrow Took Down Joseph McCarthy

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media

Sixty years ago, Edward R. Murrow performed one of the most famous acts of journalistic evisceration in American television history. On March 9th, ...

McCarthyism in Korea?

John Feffer | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

North Korea's influence in South Korea has declined -- from an already low point -- and yet the South Korean government has reacted as if the opposite has happened.

ALEC Demands Lawmakers Pledge Allegiance - to ALEC

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voters have a right to know where the allegiance of their lawmakers' lies. They should be asking if their elected representatives have sworn to serve ALEC first. And if so, those should be the first to go.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.